Today in the Ticker: Ohio State football apparently wears black next week, a WNBA/The Godfather crossover, black armbands for Queen Elizabeth, and more.
- The logo of the German baseball/softball club Legionäre Regensburg is apparently based on a picture of Twins OF Max Kepler, who used to play for them. (From Tyler Maun)
- The Bears’ uniform schedule came out over Labor Day weekend, so we didn’t mention it at the time. If you haven’t seen it yet, it includes a mono-blue combo in the last game of the regular season. (From Jeff Stark)
- Another week, another Washington Spirit milestone: Center-back Sam Staab got a No. 50 shirt for making 50 appearances with the team, although I think she would have hit it earlier this season.
- As you can imagine, men’s and women’s teams primarily in England and Scotland wore black armbands in memory of Elizabeth II, and it looked like some men’s English Football League teams participated in midweek and not this weekend. There were other added visuals, including many on adboards, but one of the more unique ones was Tottenham Hotspur Stadium changing its scoreboard’s colors to purple and gold. As you might also expect I noticed several individual players that appeared not to be wearing the armbands, although I didn’t see any make it into the news for not doing so.
- Australia: New shirts for Brisbane Roar and Newcastle Jets.
- England: The Women’s Super League has a new captain’s armband design.
- Germany: The Frauen-Bundesliga has a new ball design.
- Germany: New shirts for Eintracht Frankfurt’s women’s team.
- Germany: Turbine Potsdam’s new first shirt for this season has a small message saying “Impfen rettet Leben” (“Vaccination saves lives”) below its ad for a health insurance fund.
- Scotland: Celtic’s men’s team wore their grey third shirt against St. Mirren’s black and white stripes yesterday, which is basically the least bad solution to that color clash. (From Ed Żelaski)
- Iowa’s field hockey team received 2021 Big Ten championship rings before Saturday’s football game.